On Wednesday, November 1st, the Houston Astros took the winning title of the 2017 MLB World Series Champions against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The final score ended with a whopping 4-run lead—the Dodgers had 1 and the Astros came out with 5.
As tradition stands, sports championship teams typically receive an invitation to visit the White House and meet the President of the United States. This is usually seen as an honorable and exciting opportunity for the sports teams, but since President Donald Trump came into office, the opportunity has become very controversial.
Super Bowl LI champs the New England Patriots, 2017 Stanley Cup winners the Pittsburgh Penguins, and 2017 National Champions for college football the Clemson Tigers all graciously accepted Trump’s invitation to the White House, reported the Washington Post. However, several players, including Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, did not attend—some were believed to be for personal matters, but others made it clear that they did not want to show support for Trump in any way.
Most recently, the Golden State Warriors won the 2017 NBA finals. Initially, the team was invited, but one of their star players—Steph Curry—sparked controversy for his comments condemning President Trump. Trump responded by rescinding their invitation.
On Thursday, Trump shared video highlights from the World Series game, sending his congratulations. Although an official invitation has not yet been extended as of early Thursday afternoon, it is assumed that Trump will extend the offer.
The big question many are asking is: Will the Houston Astros accept President Trump’s invitation to the White House? Fans reacted to the possibility of the Astros going to the White Hosue on social media—majority of which were not pleased with the idea.
As Trump previously stated, “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.” Do you agree? Share your thoughts in our Facebook comments.
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